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Inca Jungle Imperial to Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

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4D/3N

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Specific Tour

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10 people

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Español, Ingles

Overview

Enjoy an adventure-filled journey to Machu Picchubikingrafting, hiking and ziplining along the way, during this 4-day, 3-night trek. This action-packed trip is a twist on the traditional hiking paths to Machu Picchu, allowing you to enjoy a variety of fun outdoor activities. Do some whitewater rafting on Class III and IV rapids, zoom down a mountain trail by bike and fly through the sky on a zipline ride. You’ll also travel past amazing Inca ruins and admire incredible scenery, ranging from alpine peaks to lush jungle.

4-day Inca jungle adventure to Machu Picchu

Embark on a thrilling, action-filled ‘trek’ to the famed Inca citadelmountain biking, whitewater rafting and zipping along the way

Hike among coffee plantations, fruit trees and high mountain forest while savoring stunning Andean views

Enjoy an alternative to the traditional multi-day Machu Picchu trek

Watch the sun rise over the UNESO-listed ‘Lost City of the Incas‘ before both a guided tour and ample free time to explore

Bed down in comfy lodgings-, including a night at a local homestay.

Inca Jungle Trek 4 Days is ideal for people with a passion for adventure with newly recharged energy; what defines this Inca Jungle Trail is trekking and biking! We will go through trail and archaeological Inca sites similar to the ones on the Inca Trail until we arrive to the magical town of Aguas Calientes. Finally, we will visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, considered as one of the seven world wonders, and chosen best travel destination by National Geographic.

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    Activities: Biking, Rafting, Zipline, HotSpring, Trekking Adventure
    Difficulty Levels: 3 of 5
    Maximum Altitude: 4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
    Accommodation: 1 Day Lodge, 2 Days Hostel
    Departures Day: Daily Departures.
    Include Activities: Biking, Rafting, Zipline, HotSpring, Machupicchu
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco around 6:00 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at your accommodation in Cusco around 9:45 PM

Itinerary

DAY 1 : Cusco – Abra Malaga – Huamanmarca – Santa Maria (Biking, Rafting)
After a hotel pickup between 6:00am and 6:30am, you will head on a 1.5-hour ride to Ollantaytambo. Here you can have a quick breakfast and buy snacks. Then, you'll continue for 1.5-hour more towards the Malaga High Pass (4,350 meters) where your adventure begins. After a safety briefing, you will enjoy a thrilling 2.5-hour bike ride down into the lush and humid jungle. You will see Huamanmarka Archaeological site along the way, before arriving to Santa Maria village around 1:30pm. You will spend the night at a basic, Eco Lodge.

Activity in Santa Maria: Rafting. Go on a scenic 2.5-hour rafting adventure and go down class III & IV rapids on the Urubamba River (also known as Vilcanota River). If you choose not to participate in the rafting activity, you can explore the town on your own.

Shuttle to Abra Malaga: 3½ hour by bus from Cusco.
Biking distance: 65km. / 40mile.
Biking time: 3½ to 4 hour approximately.
Climate: Cold at the beginning of the biking and very hot in the night.
Acomodation: Lodge: Eco Terra Lodge.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 4350 masl. / 14271 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1250 masl. / 4691 ft.
DAY 2 : Santa Maria – Quellomayo – Santa Teresa – Cocalmayo Hot Spring (Hiking, Hot Spring)
We walk along the riverbanks and start climbing. On our way we'll see small coffee plantations, fruit trees, etc. In this area it is possible to see many types of plants, orchids and birds. We will observe the beauties of the high forest which is a paradise of biodiversity in the Inca jungle route. After arriving to the top of the mountain we will see the whole valley of Urubamba. The group will descend to arrive at the village Qellomayo. After the break we will trek for 3hrs. going through farms, rivers, waterfalls until arriving at the hot water springs in Santa Teresa. We will continue to walk until reaching the town Santa Teresa.

Cocalmayo offers several relaxing crystal clear hot springs, each with its own temperature. The sound of the river and the stars at night time make it a perfect scenery. After the hot springs(cocalmayo) the group will continue to walk for about 40 min. (or take a bus of you´d prefer) until reaching the town of Santa Teresa where you will check in to a nice comfortable Hotel. After the dinner you all are invited to visit one of the bars to hang out with the other members of the group.

Hiking distance: 22 Km. / 13.6 mile.
Hiking time: 6½ to 7 hour approximately.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Hostel: Santa Teresa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 1900 masl / 6233 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1430 masl / 4691 ft.
DAY 3 : Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (Hiking, Zipline)
We continue to explore the roads less traveled and start from the town Santa Teresa. The passengers that reserved in advance will enjoy the zipline, the rest of the group will continue until reaching the hydroelectric too, where the whole group will rejoin. After a short break, the journey will continue along the great Inca jungle, going through waterfalls, coca and coffee farms until arriving at the town Aguas Calientes. The group will be taken to the hostel around 4 pm. At night we all get together in a restaurant to have a great dinner and have a briefing about the trek to Machu Picchu.

Hiking distance: 19 Km. / 12.3 mile
Hiking time: 6 hour approximately.
Climate: hot in the day and warm in the night.
Acomodation: Hostel: Aguas Calientes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Maximum Altitude: 2050 masl / 6725 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1430 masl / 4691 ft.
DAY 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Finally on last day of our Inca jungle tour we get up around 4:00AM. After which we´ll get ready to head to Machu Picchu, our trek will follow an ascending path through the high forest, after registering in the control entrance around 6:00AM. we will have a private guide leading us within the Inca citadel for about 1,5 hours.

The travelers that booked the hiking to HuaynaPicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain will be able to start this journey, the climbing lasts around 45 min. for Huayna Picchu, the way up is very steppy at some points but it’s worth it because the view from the top is absolutely breathtaking.

For Machu Picchu Montaña, it´ll last you about 2hrs to go up, and it´s not as steep as Huayna Picchu, and even higher! Please note that you have to go before a certain time, so don´t forget to ask your guide which time you have been issued.

You will have until 5PM time to explore Machu Picchu on your own, because then the guards will ask you to leave. In the afternoon, according to the departure of the train ticket, you will descend walking on your own to the town of Aguas Calientes to get the train back to Ollantaytambo where the group will be picked up and transferred to Cusco city.

Distance Travelled: 8 Km. / 4.9 mile
Hiking time: 2 hour approximately.
Optional: Shuttle to Machu Picchu:25 minutes from Aguas Calientes.
Machu Picchu guided tour: 2½ hour.
Climate: tropical warm.
Shuttle to Cusco:3 hours by train and bus from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast.
Maximum Altitude: 2429 masl / 7972 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 2040 masl / 6692 ft.

Include:

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Cuzco hotel pickup
  • 3 Night hostel accommodation in (Santa Maria, Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes)
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Tourist bus Cusco - starting point of trek
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Tourist train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist bus Ollantaytambo - Cusco
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 snacks with typical menus in local restaurants
  • Mountain biking equipment (bicycles, helmet and gloves)
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle
  • Small-group tour
  • Rafting and Canopy (Zipline)
  • Hot-Spring Tikets

Not Included:

  • Day 1 breakfast and day 4 lunch
  • Huyana Picchu or Mountain Machupicchu, Note: according to availability
  • Final lunch/dinner in Aguas Calientes (buy some snacks on day 4 in AC for the trip back to Cusco!)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (optional US$16 each way)

Tour's Location

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Tour Map Inca Jungle Imperial to Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

FAQs

What Should I Bring for the Tour?
– Original passport
– For students: ISIC card
– Insurance card/certificate
– Walking stick ( Highly Recomemded )
– Hiking boots
– Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
– Warm jacket
– Hat and gloves
– 2-4 t-shirts
– 2 pairs of pants (1 for hiking, 1 for camp)
– Long underwear for sleeping
– Hand sanitizer
– Comfortable trousers
– Sun hat or cap
– Sunscreen
– Insect repellent
– Water
– Toiletries/ Toilet paper
– Personal medication
– Camera
– Flashlight or headlamp
– Extra money for tips/snacks/beer.
How is the weather in the inca jungle tour?
Weather in the Inca jungle trail change a lot special the first day. however the weather is very warm in Santa Maria, Santa Tereza and Aguas Calientes. all this towns are located lower then Cusco and they are not higher then 2400 meter about the see level.
Temperature during all year is between 10°C and 25 °C.
Only in the biking portion you will need warm jacket and rain jacket.
when is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?
Best time to visit Machu Picchu by inca jungle trail is between march and December.
How hard is the biking tour ?
It is not that difficult and not that challenge however we recommend passenger have some king of experience with the bike. then with our tour guide recommendation you will have a great time with our tour.
Do I need experience for the tour?
Actually you don't need that expert experience on biking, rafting, or zipline. In any moment you fell these activities is to much for you. You can decide to not continue with this activities and take and optional way.
When should I book inca jungle trek?
Never is to early to book you tour with us, It is because you will have enough time to book in advance updates like Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña. This tickets are sold out very fast and you need to book approximately 2 months before departure.
How much is to enjoy hotspings?
In Santa Tereza - Cocalmayo, You will find the best hotspings in the area, it only cost 10 soles or 3.5 USD dollars.
How hard is the hike on the second day?
It is not that hard. It is a medium exercise hike, However we recommend bring just belongs you will really need in the hike. Lite back pack is more confortable for hike this area.
How much money do I have to take in the tour?
We recommend 200 soles or 70 USD dollars. This is because sometimes you can need money for water, snacks, extra drinks, any kind of emergency.
How hard is hike from Aguas Calientes o Machu Picchu?
It is 1:30 hours hike . The first part is 30 minutes flat and then 1 hour steps up to Machu Picchu.
When Machu Picchu open and close ?
Machu Picchu Open at 6:00 am and Close at 5:00 pm.
How long people usually take in machu picchu?
Usually people stay in Machu Picchu for 5 hours then they prefer to go to Aguas Calientes for lunch or spend sometime in the town.
Do you serve vegetarian food in machu picchu jungle tour?
Yes we do . Please when you book this tours don't forget to tell us if yu are vegetarian or you have any kind of allergy.
Huayna Picchu VS Machu Picchu Montaña
Many people ask about Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Montaña and few people know the difference about this 2 climbing hike mountains in Machu Picchu.

Huayna picchu: It is located at the northeast area and it is famous because since the summit you can enjoy a beautiful landscape and Machu Picchu.

huaynapicchu have a steep road and people arrive to the summit in approximately 45 minutes hike up. In the summit you can enjoy and take picture for not longer then 20 minutes. This is because huaynaPicchu pick do not have a big space and not to of people can login there.

if you plan hike up to Huayna Picchu You need to book in advance . it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Huayna Picchu altitude: 2789 masl.

Montaña Machu Picchu: It is the taller Mountain. You need at list 3:30 hours to enjoy the hike up to this Montaña. This mountain ofer different altitudes view of Machu Picchu and also a amazing panoramic view of all machu picchu, Aguas calientes, hidroelectrica and others areas around.

In the summit you can spend longer time. this is because not lot of people go to this mountain yet because the new accest it is.

if you plan hike up to Montaña, You need to book in advance . it cost 25 American dollars per person.

Montaña altitude: 3240 masl.

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  • Machu Picchu Entrance ⇨$0,00 *
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  • Rafting Santa Maria ⇨$0,00 *
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  • Zipline Santa Teresa ⇨$0,00 *
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  • Hot Spring Cocalmayo ⇨$0,00 *
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  • Mountain Huayna Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Mountain Machu Picchu ⇨$25,00
  • Bus Up and Down ⇨$25,00
  • Buffet Lunch in Machu Picchu: ⇨$35,00
  • Vistadome Train 360º | Return ⇨$40,00
  • Private Service ⇨$250,00
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